Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bike Restoration - The Final Chapter


Dave -

Finished! After assessing what we had on our hands (other than grease), the project morphed from a "restoration" project to a "paint, clean, and lube" project. Old parts are difficult to find and current design is certainly superior to the components found on bicycles 45 years ago. Overall, the project has been enjoyable. My next project will probably be another bike from the past, but probably from the '80s, not the '60s. I would like to find a chromoly steel frame (as opposed to aluminum or carbon fiber) and build the ultimate touring bike. Ah...something to dream about.

For a couple of other pictures of the finished project check out:


  1. this looks AMAZING! I've only ever seen it in parts!!!!

  2. Wow, you did a fantastic job restoring that bike! It looks great!